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Got Joint Pain? Learn How Regenerative Medicine Can Help

Nearly 15 million American men and women struggle with severe joint pain. Unfortunately, this type of pain not only causes significant discomfort, but it can also interfere with your joint function and keep you from doing the activities you love.

The team at Dr. William Brelsford, MD in Tyle, Texas, understands the toll that joint pain can take on your quality of life. That’s why we offer cutting-edge, interventional pain management solutions like regenerative medicine. This approach helps restore your joint health instead of simply masking your symptoms.

Treating joint pain at the source

Joint pain can originate anywhere in a joint — from the bone and cartilage forming the joint itself to the soft tissues holding it together. The most common cause of stiff and painful joints is arthritis, which develops because of inflammation in the joint itself. Other types of joint pain include:

Unlike traditional treatments for joint pain, like anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers, regenerative medicine treatments focus on repairing the tissue damage that triggers your symptoms. Stem cell therapy, one of several different regenerative medicine techniques, offers several benefits for joint pain.

Using stem cells for joint pain

Stem cell therapy relies on a specific type of cell found in various kinds of adult tissue as well as embryos, the placenta, and amniotic fluid. These specialized cells can repair damage and regenerate tissue. Their unique properties also enable them to become any kind of cell in your body — including both bone and soft tissue — which makes them incredibly valuable when it comes to treating joint pain.

When you undergo a regenerative medicine treatment like stem cell therapy to control joint pain, the healing nature of the procedure provides numerous benefits, including:

Not only does stem cell therapy deliver exceptional results for joint pain, but it comes with few risks, downtime, or need for pain medication or surgery. 

Regenerative medicine in action

We use AmnioFix® for regenerative medicine treatments in our on-site, state-of-the-art procedure suite. This FDA-approved injection therapy comes from the nutrient-rich amniotic membrane tissue of a donated placenta. With more than 400 different growth factors and stem cells, this regenerative therapy has exceptional healing power for joint pain. 

Having a regenerative medicine treatment is usually quick and simply involves us injecting AmnioFix directly into your pain site. Afterward, you might notice some mild inflammation and redness in the area, but this is normal. Remember, regenerative medicine works by activating your immune system to heal the tissue damage causing your pain. That means it can take a little while to see signs of improvement as new cells appear in the treatment site.

Stem cell therapy and other regenerative medicine methods are usually well-tolerated and have few, if any, risks. While in most cases you can resume regular activity immediately, we might recommend taking it easy for a few days, depending on your condition.

Most people start to see initial results from regenerative medicine treatments for joint pain within 3-4 weeks, and maximum benefits between 3-6 months. Regenerative medicine can also offer long-term joint pain relief and completely restore strength and mobility in the area.

To see how regenerative medicine can help alleviate your joint pain, call us at Dr. William Brelsford, MD, in Tyler, Texas to book an appointment today.

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